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Asha Nayak,
MD, PhD

Vice President, Venture Investments

  • 10+ years of experience in Consumer Health (Self-care, Skin care, Essential Health)
  • Joined JJDC in 2020
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Fun fact: Authored 21 patents, 4 book-chapters and 1 book

Bringing her passion about disease prevention and personalized medicine, Asha joined Johnson & Johnson and JJDC in 2020. Prior to this, Asha was Chief Medical Officer at Intel Corporation where she led technology development programs and guided Intel’s healthcare investment strategy. Before that, she invested in medical devices at New Leaf Venture Partners, and led the development of advanced cardiovascular technologies at Medtronic, Inc.

Throughout her career, Asha has maintained a clinical practice at the Stanford VA hospital in Palo Alto, California. Asha has served as an Independent Board Member and strategic medical contributor in several companies, including Sage Therapeutics, HD Medical and Medal Inc. 

Asha holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Florida State University, and a M.D. & Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado. She completed a Biodesign Innovation Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency at Stanford University.

In her spare time, Asha volunteers at an organic farm that provides food for low income families.

Asha Nayak
Asha Nayak